European Patent Office

New Streamlined EPO Oppositions Procedures

The European Patent Office (EPO) opposition procedure allows people to challenge the validity of an EU patent within 9 months of its grant date.  Oppositions are a way to revoke people’s patents.  Oppositions have historically taken up to 3 years… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore on the new president of the European Patent Office

The European Patent Office (EPO) board has elected Antonio Campinos as its next president. He will take up his post from 1 July 2018. At present Campinos is the executive director of the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office), and… Continue Reading →

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